ROBO SPACE
Chips that mimic the brain
Zurich, Switzerland (SPX) Jul 23, 2013 – No computer works as efficiently as the human brain – so much so that building an artificial brain is the goal of many scientists. Neuroinformatics researchers from the University of Zurich and ETH Zurich have now made a breakthrough in this direction by understanding how to configure so-called neuromorphic chips to imitate the brain’s information processing abilities in real-time. They demonstr … more

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Humanoid robot that could save people in disasters unveiled
Waltham, Mass. (UPI) Jul 12, 2013 – A Pentagon-financed humanoid robot named Atlas that made its debut Thursday could come to the aid of people in natural and man-made disasters, designers say. The hydraulically powered machine is equipped with both laser and stereo vision systems as well as dexterous hands and is designed to perform rescue functions in environments deadly to humans, The New York Times reported. Th … more